Impact of rotavirus vaccination on the burden of acute gastroenteritis in Nagoya city, Japan.

@article{Yoshikawa2018ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of rotavirus vaccination on the burden of acute gastroenteritis in Nagoya city, Japan.},
  author={Tetsushi Yoshikawa and Taizo Matsuki and Keiko Sato and Mihoko Mizuno and Motohiro Shibata and Shinji Hasegawa and Makoto Morita and Mitsuji Iwasa and Kusuma Gopala and Katsiaryna Holl},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2018},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          527-534
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Nagoya city, Japan, rotavirus (RV) vaccination has been available since 2011 with estimated coverage reaching 92% by 2015 after the introduction of a public subsidy in 2012. This study assessed the impact of vaccination on the RV gastroenteritis (RVGE) burden in children aged <5 years old (y) by comparing RVGE hospitalizations and outpatient visits during pre-vaccination (2007-2011), transition (2011-2012) and subsidization (2012-2016) periods. METHODS All hospitalizations and… CONTINUE READING
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